Adams tells British Prime Minister she is in breach of Good Friday Agreement

Adams tells British Prime Minister she is in breach of Good Friday Agreement

Local TD Gerry Adams visited 10 Downing Street yesterday where he told British Prime Minister Theresa May that she is in breach of the Good Friday Agreement.

The Sinn Féin president visited London with senior party colleagues including Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill.

In a statement to reporters outside afterwards, Mr Adams said: “We told her very directly that she was in breach of the Good Friday Agreement, and we itemised those matters in which she was in default in relation to that agreement.”

He confirmed they had also discussed the possibility of a referendum on Irish unity.

Ms May is currently engaged in talks with the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland over a so-called “confidence and supply” arrangement that will give the Conservatives a majority in the House of Commons and the ability to form a government.

It has long been speculated that such an agreement would leave the government in breach of its duties under the Northern Irish power sharing arrangement, signed on Good Friday in 1998.

That agreement assigns the British government the role of broker between Irish republicans and unionists, a role that Mr Adams said would be compromised if the government was in some way indebted politically to the DUP.

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